Sunday, March 19, 2006
Our pool level has risen more than 6 inches since the rain started in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Glorious! I crave rain - I'm always more creative and energized during dreary weather - so it's ironic that I live in such a dry place as Texas. Still, the people here are very friendly and at least there is an upside.
Soundtrack for this rainy day:
One of my favorite songs ever "Swamp Thing" from Strange Times by Chameleons UK - released 1986. Incredible song.
Also, listening to the vibey- mood-enhancing "Spiritual Spiritual" by B-tribe. Exquisite. Particularly track #8, which is an hypnotic ambient variation on Joaquin Rodrigo's extraordinary Adagio from "Concierto de Aranjuez." Dreamy.
Books/Music wot I bought today Just went to the local book/music/coffee emporium and picked up the next novel in the Outlander series, and Purple Hibiscus which I'll read as soon as I finish my book today. Some series of books, such a Piers Anthony - I like to read consecutively, because they are generally fast and pretty entertaining. The Outlander series is more of a palate cleanser, light, bodice-ripper-ish without succumbing to a Harlequin Romance degree of schlock, and I'll read them in-between heavier reading. I also picked up new cds by Neko Case and The Wood Brothers, and an ultra groovy space-age-jungle-lounge re-issue called The Best of Martin Denny's Exotica, which will be required listening when I'm tooling around town with the sun roof open this summer and while lolling with a book in/around the pool.